Hunters can certify racks at antler scoring event in Cuba Feb.1

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Cuba, Mo. — How does this rack stack up? It’s a question many hunters ask when admiring the antlers from a proudly harvested buck.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Wildlife Unlimited Taxidermy will hold a free antler scoring event in Cuba on Saturday, Feb. 1. Official scorers from Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young and Missouri Big Bucks will be on hand to score antlers. Scorers will be available from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The event will be held at Wildlife Unlimited Taxidermy, located at 702 South Franklin St. Shed-antler hunters are encouraged to bring in their finds as well. For more information, contact MDC Crawford County Conservation Agent Tim Tallent at 573-308-7931.

The Boone & Crocket Club is the internationally-recognized standard for judging deer racks taken with firearms from any location, while the Pope & Young Club provides the same kind of certification for antlers harvested by bow and arrow. Missouri Show-Me Big Bucks scores antlers taken in Missouri only.

All racks must have been dried at least 60 days to qualify. Bringing along all harvest information, such as date, time, location and method, is recommended.